Sunday, August 17, 2014

HOT WEEKEND AND NOT MUCH ELSE


Got the mowing done...


It always looks so clean and tidy, even though the growing has slowed down.


But as with most things at the farm this time of year, the yard is less green.  The trees look great of course, they are the natives to the property.  They are used to these conditions, ha. 


Even the driveway, that is usually lush and green, is starting the gradual fade to beige that happens by the end of August.


Still, it was just SO hot.  I should have taken this with the time on here...it was at 10:40am!  I think it got up to a little over 100.  No rain and so I had to water all the trees by hand.  I use two, 2.5 gallon watering containers and fill them, watering each fruit tree with 5 gallons.  That, so far, has been keeping them doing well in this hot Summer.

Hope your weekend is going well!

14 comments:

Daphne Gould said...

I could never live in Texas. I'm such a heat wimp. When I was a kid I used to faint in the heat. I don't anymore at least, but I know enough now not to sit out in the sun when it is in the 90s, much less the 100s. I've been happy since Wednesday when our heat broke and it was just in the high 80s. Now it is in the 70s and I'm really happy.

Practical Parsimony said...

It's only 80 F here after sprinkles, and the humidity is only 68%. I just wish I had my yard mowed. The freshly mowed look is appealing.

Joani said...

It's 108 here in the Phoenix area but it does look like that will be the highest high for the week as the monsoon should be returning by Wednesday with some more rain, hopefully. I can't wait for the cooler weather though am glad this summer has not been as hot as in the summers past. I'm anxious to start getting the winter garden in. Have a great week wherever you may be.

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

I grew up in AZ, but i've become a wuss. I will keep to my dry mountain air and 75F temps.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i am with daphne too! i am a huge heat wimp!

Texas Rose said...

Your mowed lawn looks so neat. Can't do much about the green-gray color at this time of the year.
I just listened to the weatherman and he said it's going to get even hotter this week - as one Houston weather site said: “One of our hottest weeks of the summer is on the way.” Well, that's August in Texas - just gotta live through it. We may get some temporary relief with a stray rain shower - hope your farm gets some.
Have a great week!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

It's hot here too! Everything is turning that brown color of dryness.
I wish the cooler fall weather was here to stay.
I bet it was relaxing cutting the grass on the Zen Machine.

1st Man said...

LOL! I have almost fainted ha. 70's? Sigh. I'm jealous!! Enjoy it and enjoy that awesome garden. Ours will continue to be experimental for now but we're learning what works and what doesn't and that's all we can do right? Ha.

1st Man said...

80? 68%? That's Fall for us, ha!!!! I DO love the freshly mowed appearance it's always so neat and tidy.

1st Man said...

We haven't had as hot a summer yet here either but dang even 99/103 is just so hot. I hope you get the rains, I know you need those and it will cool things off a bit huh? Stay cool and dry!!

1st Man said...

I forgot you said you grew up there! Hey, I'll admit to being a wuss and I've been here most of my life, ha. 75 and cool dry mountain air...sigh....

1st Man said...

Well, in all fairness, we're kind of REALLY COLD wimps so it evens out in the end, ha.

1st Man said...

Hey the color is like that pretty much everywhere huh? I was watching about the 110+ heat indexes on the weather. Some nice rain in town today, not sure if the farm got any. August in Texas...all we can do is tolerate it huh?

1st Man said...

Dry brown is everywhere huh? And it does mean....less time on the Zen Machine...sadly...you know even when it's hot I still enjoy it. We are READY for cool weather.